The Benalla Lions Club held its annual Youth Exchange meeting last week to listen to travels and experiences of their 1992 exchange students.. Last year the Lions Club sent seven exchange students abroad, five of which were present at the meeting
Benalla plays a crucial role in a new book by awarding-winning author Craig Cormick.. Backseat Drivers tells the story of a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne with some unlikely hitch-hikers from the past.. Mr Cormick said he was interested in the
Students from Benalla P-12 College and FCJ College joined more than 100 Year 11 female students from across Victoria at the ‘‘Young Women’s Career Breakfast’’ last Thursday morning.. The event, which was at the Gateway
Benalla’s Alana Johnson, a pioneer of the Rural Women’s Movement in Australia, has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.. Part of a fifth-generation family farming in Benalla, Ms Johnson has long been an influential
February was a massive success for Benalla Croquet players who hope March will be even better.. Players have recently attended three social events — at Numurkah, Mooroopna and Euroa.. Bruce Blay had success at two of these events, being the
I have been a follower of Jesus for many years.. My first encounter of faith in Jesus was a bit like the sun just coming up over the horizon on a clear autumn day, like the first rays of the sun beginning to make the contours of my backyard
An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water
First Solar Australia is branching into Victoria for the first time, with a proposed solar farm set for north of Numurkah.. The Moira Solar Farm, as it will be known, will be located at the intersection of Numurkah and Naring Rds and will include
The $170million Finley Solar Farm proposal has been approved by the NSW Government, in what is a first for the state’s Department of Planning in 2018.. The project, which will be located on Canalla Rd adjacent to the Finley substation, will
The changes proposed for G-MW are about being more transparent on costs, implementing efficiencies and making sure the organisation delivers the services the community wants at an affordable price, Federal Water Minister Lisa Neville says.. The
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion
A Liberal Nationals government would review the charges of Victoria’s rural water authorities to ensure water storage and delivery costs are fair and equitable.. Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan announced the review, which will examine water
The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the
Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released
The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be
If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70
Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an
Liberal leader Steven Marshall has claimed victory in the South Australian election, and thanked voters for electing them into a majority government.
The 16-year reign of Labor in South Australia has ended, with Premier Jay Weatherill conceding defeat in Saturday's state election.
Former nurse and union boss Ged Kearney has defied the odds to win the federal Melbourne seat of Batman for Labor.
Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST party has failed to have an impact on the South Australian election, and the high profile politician is unlikely to win his seat.
Cyclone Marcus has brought down power lines and trees in Darwin and affected water supply, with residents urged to stay indoors until it's safe.
Former WA Liberal president David Honey has won the seat of Cottesloe, vacated by ex-premier Colin Barnett and held by the party for all of its 68 years.
Australia's most successful Paralympian, Matt Cowdrey, has won a seat in South Australia's state election.
The National People's Congress has unanimously re-elected Xi Jinping as China's president, while former anti-graft czar Wang Qishan was elected vice president.
Bill Shorten has had a run-in with a protester in a fish suit as the Adani mine debate bobbed up during the Batman by-election vote.
Global politics has gone a bit wild in recent times. That's all down to Netflix shows like House of Cards, the Indonesian president has joked.